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Carving in Ice Theatre invites you to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in entrancing, romantic style with an evening of laughter, tears, gravity and joy.

Shakespeare's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, directed by Gaye Poole

A King & his 3 best friends swear off women for three years. What will happen when a Princess & her 3 best friends comes to visit? Can the men possibly resist the women? Will the women ever accept the vows of foolish men?

Shakespeare’s seldom performed romcom takes us to the Kingdom of Navarre where the quest to be in love, & speak from your true heart is marked by flirting, fooling, hunting & composing love poems. Along the way expect some 'sudden breakings-out of mirth' and the longest word in English 'honorificabilitudinitatibus'.




Where: Playhouse, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Hamilton.

When: 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 November at 7:00pm; 20 November at 2:30pm

Price: $15 full; $10 conc/students

Bookings: Academy Events or freecall 0800 383 5200

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The metaphor of Carving in Ice evokes the transience of theatre. Ice sculptures are crafted by artisans whose sculptures last only for a short while, then melt and disappear. Theatre too is ephemeral in its nature; once the season is completed, the existence of the play, the shapes, sounds, movement in space, the light on actors’ skin disappear from view – but as with ice sculptures the traces of the experience continue to live on in the minds of those who were present.